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Wed 08

Spotlight Stenciled Background
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  Today I want to share a stencil technique that I would like to share with you.  It is a way to use a stencil to create a partial background that acts as a spotlight for your focal image.  It involves using a stencil, some Versamark and some PanPastel chalks.

First, I started with white cardstock and sponged some dark and light green chalk (Chrom Oxide Green, Hansa Yellow Shade)

in the center:

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Next, I placed a stencil over the chalk and sponged some Versamark ink on top using a cosmetic sponge.  I covered the entire chalk area as well as some of the area around the chalked circle.

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You can see some of the Versamark on the chalk once you removed the stencil:

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Next, I sponged over the versamark using the same two colors of PanPastel chalk.  You don't have to worry about being gentle when you do this step.  You won't smudge the ink.

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One of the reasons I use PanPastels is because if I make a mistake, you can use an eraser to clean up the smudged areas.

To finish the card, I added a peony that I had colored with Copic markers and added a little bit of glitter glue to the center of the flower for extra sparkle:

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Copic markers used- Y13, Y17, YR04, YG13, G09

Thanks for stopping by!

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Comments

Beautiful card...love the background and the flower!

Lovely results from this technique, pretty coloring of the flower too!

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